Give Wings to the Day

Russell G. Harris III in Richmond, Virginia has set off on a project to Give Wings to the Day. He says, "For 365 days I will find a way to represent wings, or cocoons, or both...as for me both are important parts to maintaining a healthy level of happiness...wings for flight....cocoons to heal when the world throws its all at you and you need to hunker down for a while...but for the next 365 days...I hope to show that an important part of the healing process is letting go of that pain or sadness when it has run its course...that it is important to come out of that cocoon...spread your newly healed wings...and shine again in all of your wonderful glory! *hugs n' luv all around!*"...




Why did you decide to do this project? I decided to do this project for a few reasons...I stopped drawing or doing anything visually artistic for quite a while...I want to grow more...also, I often feel like i haven't completed much as I tend to have a short attention span and I want to learn to focus on one thing for an extended period of time with a fixed beginning and ending. In short...I heard Noah's interview on WRIR where he spoke of his own personal growth...and I figured...I need some of that too and this is a perfect way to do it.




How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? I'm less than a month into it now, and the one thing I've noticed is that because of the nature of mine, I have to force myself to make something pretty each day, no matter how I feel or what that day has brought me...and I like that.

See how Russell's year has taken flight on his blog HERE.

3 comments:

Misha said...

Hi Russell, you winged One, you :)

Illustrating rain said...

Love the idea behind your 365 day project, great theme and looking forward to following it!

Teresa said...

Wow! Took a quick look at your blog. You're doing lots! Keep it up! I agree with the above commenter, that it's a great theme!